THE INCIDENCE OF BURNOUT SYNDROME RELATED TO JOB SATISFACTION AMONG KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
1 University Palacky in Olomouc, Faculty of Education (CZECH REPUBLIC)
2 Masaryk University, Faculty of Arts (CZECH REPUBLIC)
About this paper:
Conference name: 13th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 9-10 November, 2020
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:Burnout syndrome is a phenomenon that occurs in some occupational groups as a result of a combination of several factors, especially chronic stress and a significant decrease in motivation and job satisfaction. This is a serious problem that significantly affects the quality of life and overall life satisfaction of the individual and is reflected negatively in teachers' job satisfaction.
The aim of the paper was to map how kindergarten teachers evaluate their job satisfaction and the incidence of burnout, the relationship between these phenomena, and the factors that are most affected by these areas. The research was carried out among 485 kindergarten teachers in the Czech Republic (age range 25-65 years), specifically in the South Moravian Region. Data collection took place through a questionnaire survey – the level of burnout was measured using the Maslach Burnout Inventory - Educators Survey (MBI-ES) while job satisfaction was measured through the Satisfaction of Teachers Inventory (HSU).
The results show that the incidence of burnout syndrome among Czech kindergarten teachers is relatively low, only about half of the teachers show only a minimal risk of burnout syndrome while job satisfaction was high.
Keywords: Kindergarten teacher, burnout syndrome, job satisfaction, protective and risk factors of burnout.